Tonight at The Raceway at Western Fair District in London, Ontario, Brett MacDonald will be competing against seven other drivers from across the country in the National Drivers’ Championship.
At 20 years of age, Brett is by far the youngest driver in the competition. He, along with veteran Guy Gagnon, are representing Eastern Ontario in the championship having won that opportunity earlier in the year. He and Guy will face the other Ontario representatives: James MacDonald and Trevor Henry, the Atlantic reps: Jason Hughes and Corey MacPherson of PEI and the Western Canada drivers: Brandon Campbell and Jim Marino.
The winner of tonight’s competition will be Canada’s representative at the 2017 World Driving Championship which is being held in Canada.
Guy and Brett are regular drivers at Rideau Carleton Raceway and currently sit second and third respectively in the standings at that Ottawa racetrack. Last year Brett was named Rookie of the Year at Rideau. In just his second full year of driving horses, Brett grew up in the business as both of his parents, Ronald MacDonald and Kim Seaman, are trainers.
Recently Brett achieved two milestones, having passed 100 career wins (now with 109) and more than half a million in purse earnings ($507,000 as of today).
This past racing season Brett was also a fairly regular competitor at Kawartha Downs where our fans enjoyed watching him and we wish him all the best in the competition tonight.